South Park Season 15 Episode 1 (HUMAN-CENTIPAD)

Watch South Park Season 15 Episode 1 Human CentiPad Premiere Online. South Park is back and looks like they haven’t lost one single bit of their ingenuity. Taking a kick out of Steve Jobs and his latest range of products, more specifically the iPad or shall I say the ‘HumancentiPad’. In director Tom Six’s film, a crazy German scientist sews together three people to form a “human centipede.” In the 15th season premiere of “South Park,” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have stitched (get it?!) the twisted 2010 tale to Apple creator Steve Jobs, who introduces a "new product that will once again revolutionize the way we use our phones and tablet devices": the HumancentiPad.

The nastiest, the most controversial but nevertheless the funniest animated series on earth is back! Get ready South Parkers because the foul-mouthed fourth graders return for another season on Comedy Central – but will the show stay there after last year’s Muhammad controversy?

On April 27, 2011, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, and the rest of the South Park gang will return on our TV set as South Park premiere 15th Season. South Park is the longest-running animated TV series in Comedy Central. The concept of the series started way back in 1992 by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The series was one of the first Internet viral videos and in 1997 the show debut on TV.

Although it is an animated series, South Park is intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its crude language, surreal, satirical, and dark humor that lampoons a wide range of topics. One of the most controversial episode was the 200th and 201st episode which was aired in Season 14 where the show deliver a satirical depiction of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. The website for the organization Revolution Muslim, a New York-based radical Muslim organization, posted an entry that included a warning to creators Parker and Stone that they risk violent retribution for their depictions of Muhammad. In response to the so-called Muslim threat the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” was launched. It is as movement started on Facebook that encourages people to draw Muhammad on May 20, even the South Park biggest competition The Simpsons supported the movement.

On April 27, 2011 the South Park Season 15 Episode 1 will air on Comedy Central in their usual timeslot this fall. South Park did not release a title for this episode yet.

After the controversial Muhammad episodes do you think the South Park creators and Comedy Central would dare to try to cross the line once again? Answer can only be found if we watch South Park Season 15 episodes. The South Park Season 15 Episode 1 is also the South Park Episode 210.

Comedy Central’s longest-running cartoon returns this month to start its fifteenth season. The first of seven new South Park episodes will air on April 27th.

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are contractually obligated to produce at least one more season for Comedy Central. Fourteen episodes will air in 2011, with the trailing seven likely coming in their usual timeslot this fall. This will bring the total number of South Park episodes to 223.

Despite a rise in adult cartoons and general imitators, South Park has remained at the top of the cable ratings game and is consistently Comedy Central’s most-watched show. While the network has aired dozens of animated shows in its 21-year history, only South Park, Ugly Americans and Futurama (which was picked up after Fox cancelled it) remain.

South Park scored 3.7 million viewers for its 14th premiere, and kept an average of 3 million throughout the season. Last year continued the show’s mix of fantastic and topical subjects, including medicinal marijuana, Facebook, Jersey Shore and Inception. There were also two-episode arcs, surrounding H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu monster and the show’s 200th episode.

The shows leading up to South Park‘s 200th episode caused a media storm mirroring the Muhammad controversy in the show’s 2006 episode “Cartoon Wars”. Comedy Central refused to air a depiction of Muhammad after a group of Brooklyn, New York Muslims published terrorist threats on their website. In the second episode, the network even censored the prophet’s name and Kyle’s customary closing monologue.

Comedy Central faced harsh backlash for the decision from free speech advocates in the US. After the network refused to allow the episode to air online or in repeats, Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued a press release about the censorship, placing the future of South Park on Comedy Central in question:

“In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.”

Both episodes were nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (an award South Park has won four times). They will appear in the forthcoming Season 14 DVD release, though it’s not known whether the censorship will still be in place.

The events surrounding the controversial Muhammad episodes beg the question: is it time for South Park to end? The show has changed the game for adult animation over the last fourteen years, pushing the boundaries of censorship and cultural satire. Now that South Park has found the line that Comedy Central won’t cross, should the series conclude once its contract expires?

I think so. I’m a big fan of South Park, but even the most faithful of viewers would admit that the quality of the comedy has degraded in the last few years (see The Simpsons and Family Guy for similar lackluster seasons). The last two seasons in particular have been far more about shock laughs than topical observations or organic humor.

That said, South Park is the only creation of Stone and Parker that’s managed to secure a lasting foothold in popular culture. Movies like Baseketball and Team America World Police failed to cultivate the same uproarious response.

If the creators have finally had enough of Comedy Central, expect South Park to move to another cable network, or possibly to an Internet platform (all episodes of the show air for free on its website). In the meantime, fans can enjoy at least one more season on the show’s current home.

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